The deadline to apply for 2021-2022 fall and winter term funding was Sunday, August 22. Applications for spring and summer terms, 2022 will be accepted during winter term.

The DeLoach program enables Oregon State faculty members to support undergraduates working at tasks that enhance students’ academic training by providing a significant learning experience. The DeLoach Work Scholarship was created through the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Barton DeLoach. Dr. DeLoach was an Oregon State faculty member from 1935 to 1949. Some DeLoach awards will be funded in whole or in part by the Richard Chambers Environmental Research Fund.


OSU tenured/tenure-track faculty and senior instructors from all colleges and departments are invited to initiate proposals on behalf of named undergraduate students. Other faculty who would like to apply should contact the HC. All Honors College undergraduates are eligible. Students must be enrolled during winter and spring terms at least quarter time to receive payments.


The deadline for fall and winter term funding has passed. Look for a call for spring and summer proposals during winter term.

Use of Funds

The maximum award is $1,000, and all funds must support student work; budget for supplies or other research expenses is not allowed. Awards are paid as scholarships to students' OSU accounts. Proposals nominating more than one student will be considered, but the $1,000 would be split between all nominated students. Faculty may also submit separate applications for different students, each requesting the full $1,000. In these cases, each application will be considered individually. Students must be enrolled in the Honors College at least quarter-time throughout the duration of the award period.


Applications for the DeLoach Work Scholarship must be initiated by an eligible faculty member. Application packages entail two components.

1. A one-page letter from the faculty supervisor naming including:

  • The name(s) of the nominated student(s)
  • A reasonably detailed description of the specific work assignment
  • A statement of how the proposed project will support both the student's training and the faculty mentor's research
  • An indication of how the project supports the instructional, curricular, outreach, or diversity goals of the university
  • A plan for supervision

2. A one-page letter from each nominated student that describes:

  • How the project will advance the student's educational experience and long-term goals
  • All background or training that has helped prepare the student for the project
  • How any awarded funds will assist the student in pursuing the project opportunity
  • The student's OSU ID number and contact information

A single email to [email protected] from the faculty mentor containing the above materials is the preferred method of application.

All proposed projects must also be endorsed by the faculty member's unit head. Endorsement can take the form of a signature on the faculty letter or a separate email to [email protected].


The Honors College reviews all proposals and makes award decisions based on available funds and through assessment of the project's impact on student training, relevance to university goals, and furtherance of student-faculty collaboration. Work assignments must relate to the student’s academic training. First-time awardees and proposals involving students who have not received other Honors College funding will receive higher priority. Expected impact of the proposed work on the Honors College, its students, and supporting programs will also be considered. In past cycles, review has been highly competitive, with fewer than 50% of applications receiving funding.


Student awardees must submit a one-page activity report at the end of each term of work. The report should contain a summary of activities and an assessment of the impact of those activities on the student’s academic program.


Kevin Stoller
Honors College
LInC 450
[email protected]